Advanced Research Associates

Center Information

Lisa Roberson, RN
Site Director
Advanced Research Associates
5920 Saratoga Blvd Suite, 100
Corpus Christi, TX 78414

Currently Enrolling Trials

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Therapeutic Areas

Internal Medicine
Nutrition and Weight Loss
Obstetrics/Gynecology (Women’s Health)


Advanced Research Associates is a private, physician owned outpatient research facility located adjacent to a full service hospital. We are involved in a variety of pharmaceutical and device trials within the South Texas area since 2000. We are multi-specialty and conduct Phase II, III, and IV clinical trials. ARA has been instrumental in the development of a variety of new pharmaceutical and therapeutic products introduced into the national market. ARA provides a full array of clinical and diagnostic procedures including bone density, EKG, ultrasound, endometrial biopsies, CMG’s and mammograms to name a few. Our on-site laboratory has a CLIA Certificate of Accreditation.


ARA has participated in over 80 clinical trials and worked with 40+ international and national pharmaceutical companies as well as CRO's some of them have included:

  • Abbott
  • Agile Therapeutics
  • Astellas
  • Astra Zeneca
  • Bayer
  • Berlex
  • Biosante
  • Boehringer
  • Duramed.
  • Glaxo Smith Kline
  • Gynecare
  • Jiangsu Kanion
  • KV Pharmaceutical
  • Kendle
  • Medicis
  • Merck
  • Novartis
  • Palatin
  • Pinnacle
  • Proctor and Gamble
  • Pfizer
  • Repros Pharmaceutical
  • Roche
  • Serenity
  • Sanofi Adventis
  • Solvay
  • Starpharma
  • TAP
  • Watson
  • Wyeth

Advanced Research Associates has participated in clinical trials in the following therapeutic areas:

  • Acne
  • Anemia
  • Bacterial Vaginosis
  • Candidiasis
  • Chronic Vaginal Infections
  • Contraception – oral, IUD, and transdermal
  • Decreased Sexual Desire
  • Disorders of Lipid metabolism
  • Dysmenorrhea
  • Endometriosis
  • Female Sexual Disfunction
  • Fibroids
  • HPV/Lower Genital Tract Neoplasia
  • HPV Genotyping – Detection of high risk HPV
  • Heavy menstrual bleeding
  • Hormone Replacement Therapy
  • Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder
  • Incontinence
  • Insomnia
  • Interstitial Cystitis
  • Menopause symptoms
  • Migraine
  • Nocturia
  • Obesity
  • Osteoporosis
  • Overactive bladder
  • Pap Smear/HPV Testing
  • Perimenopause
  • Premenstrual Syndrome
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases
  • Type II Diabetes
  • Urinary Tract Infection
  • Urogynecology
  • Uterine Leiomyoma
  • Uterine Safety
  • Vaginal Atrophy /Dryness


Equipment and Diagnostic services available at our site:

  • Full time on-site Principal Investigators, Sub-Investigators, and Research Coordinators
  • Private Monitoring Room with dedicated phone lines, data lines, fax and copy machines and wireless internet access.
  • Ambulatory Blood pressure monitoring
  • Electrocardiograms
  • Endometrial sampling
  • Urodynamics Lab
  • Transvaginal Ultrasound
  • Sonography
  • Mammography
  • X-Ray
  • Bladder Scan
  • DEXA Scan
  • Central IRB
  • Remote Data Entry
  • CLIA/CAP certified lab with centrifuge
  • Dry Ice
  • CRCs Certified in Research
  • Temperature-Monitored and locked Refrigerator and Minus 20° freezers
  • Locked and Temperature-Monitored Drug Closet


Charles Dale Eubank, MD, FACOG
Gynecology & Urology (Founder of Advanced Research Associates)

John M. Duke, M.D.

Catherine Dulak, M.D.

Kathleen May Bailey, M.D.
Obstetrics and Gynecology

Melissa A. Chiasson, M.D.
Obstetrics and Gynecology

Caolina Praderio, M.D.
Obstetrics and Gynecology

Mary Joy Hyde, D.O.
Obstetrics and Gynecology

Laura Loter Shelton, M.D.
Obstetrics and Gynecology

Jane Oliver Stafford, M.D.
Obstetrics and Gynecology

Kathleen R. Rasmussen, M.D.
Obstetrics and Gynecology

Charles T Volk, M.D.
General Surgeon 

Julie K Oshman, RNC,MSN,NP

Marc Ibanez, M.D.
Internal Medicine

Michelle Ibanez, M.D.
Internal Medicine

Ronald Woodson, M.D.


Our staff of on-site physician investigators, nurse practitioners, registered sonographer and mammographer, nurses, certified clinical research coordinators, research assistants, regulatory and recruitment specialists and administrative personnel have many years of experience conducting clinical trials in a variety of therapeutic areas.


ARA is associated with 3 physician clinics with access to a vast searchable patient database. Coordinators are trained in telephone screening potential patients for initial suitability prior to scheduling an appointment.

We utilize the following tools for patient recruitment:

  • Patient database
  • Physician practice patients
  • Newspaper and print ads
  • Radio
  • Television
  • Billboards
  • Direct mail
  • Press Releases featuring our physician investigators
  • Brochures and Print materials strategically placed in the community
  • Community education seminars
  • Health Fairs
  • Newsletters
  • Internet/Website
  • Social Media
  • Craig's List
  • Physician referrals


ARA uses a central IRB and our regulatory document turnaround time is less than one week.

Advanced Research Associates
5920 Saratoga Blvd. Suite 100
Corpus Christi, TX 78414 USA
Phone: 361-906-9178
Fax: 361-906-0309

Contact Center

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